The situation at present

The situation seems to be at this point:

The President’s primary backer is Fidel Ramos. She has the Speaker, governors, mayors, behind her.

Cory Aquino and Civil Society with business have called for resignation.

Susan Roces has indicated that she is content to send friendly overtures to Cory. But the opposition sees this as a chance to reclaim the initiative.

The Vice-President is the key. He has to move, to retain Susan Roces’s confidence; Cory and Civil Society and business has to convince the Vice-President to assert himself; if Susan Roces loses her patience, we have a thoroughly dangerous situation.

The President retains the ultimate option of trying to use the police, either to proclaim a state of emergency or impose martial law, which an administration-controlled Congress might endorse.

6 comments

1 ping

Skip to comment form

    • Paul on July 8, 2005 at 5:36 pm

    It will be interesting to see if the AFP will obey her.

  1. should we be scared now?

  2. afp says their neutral. says here she’s going to pampanga?

    • dops on July 8, 2005 at 5:41 pm

    subukan nilang mag-martial law at makikita nil…

    patayan na to…

    • taipan88 on July 8, 2005 at 7:12 pm

    …desperately holding on to dear power?
    really!!!!

    • Ruben Martinez on September 8, 2005 at 3:52 pm

    Kung gusto mo ng detalyadong assessment ng ekonomiya ng Pilipinas, tignan mo itong dukumentong ito. Maaring hindi ako bilib sa dokumentong ito, pero malinaw kung paano na mismanage ang ekonomiya at pamamalakad ng gubyerno.
    http://www.adb.org/Documents/CSPs/PHI/2005/default.asp

  1. […] * MLQIII lays-out the story so far – PGMA backed by former Prez Ramos has decided to dig in. Former Prez Cory, Susan Roces, the middle-class and the big businesses have called for the president to resign as VP Kabayan fence-sits. And of course you have the pot calling the kettle black and the Erap camp trying to take advantage of the situation. […]

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.